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      U.S. Army Lieutenant General Randolph W. House (Ret.) in Clemson

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      April 26, 2007

      Thursday   7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      Clemson, South Carolina 29634

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      U.S. Army Lieutenant General Randolph W. House (Ret.)

      Self Auditorium, Strom Thurmond Institute

      "A Soldier's Thoughts on the Koreas." Free and open to the public.

      General Randolph W. House was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Upon graduation from Texas A&M in 1968, as a Distinguished Military Graduate he received a Regular Army commission in the U.S. Army Infantry Branch. After his second Viet Nam tour he received his Master's Degree from Clemson University. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, Rotary Wing Flight School, Armor Officer Advance Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. General House has commanded in peace and war at every level of command from an infantry platoon in the 82nd Airborne Division through Deputy Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command. In addition he had five joint assignments where he worked closely with all our services and other governmental agencies. He was a helicopter platoon leader in an assault helicopter company in the 101st Airmobile Division, Vietnam; and then Commander, C Company 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, Vietnam; ROTC instructor at Clemson University and S3 Air and Company Commander with the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry (Mechanized), 8th Infantry Division. He was a test officer on the National Training Center (NTC) live fire test, and from 1979 to 1981 served as aide-de-camp to Lieutenant General Marvin Fuller and Lieutenant General Richard Cavazos, III Corps Commanding Generals, Fort Hood. He was then Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry (Mechanized), at Fort Hood. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Polk, before assuming command of the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry, in March 1983. He then became the 5th Infantry Division G3/Director, Plans, Training and Mobilization. He served in the War Plans Division, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (DCSOPS), the Pentagon, followed by two years as Executive Assistant to the Vice Director and Director, Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff. General House retired after almost 33 years of service in December 2000. General House's awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters); Distinguished Service Medal; Silver Star; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters); Distinguished Flying Cross (with three Oak Leaf Clusters); Soldier's Medal; Bronze Star Medal (with an Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters); 32 Air Medals; Army Commendation Medal (with an Oak Leaf Cluster); Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (with two Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars); Southwest Asia Service Medal (with three Bronze Stars); Humanitarian Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Kuwaiti Liberation Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; Parachutist's Badge; Ranger Tab; Army Staff Identification Badge; Joint Chiefs of Staff badge; and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Badge.

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